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Fiddle Lessons: Double Stops: Unisons, 2nds, and 7ths

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[MUSIC]
So
how about all those other double stop
combinations.
Those crazy little things that you might
use just for a second here and there.
Things like unison double stops.
You're playing the same note on two
different strings.
You're playing.
[MUSIC]
Now that is really common fiddling.
You're doing that a lot with the fourth
finger.
Playing with the open string.
[MUSIC]
Is there any time that you would actually
play
[MUSIC]
[LAUGH] You might wanna do that
occasionally.
[MUSIC]
If you really wanted to
emphasize something very strongly, it's a,
it's a big stretch for most people.
And the trick for
stretching is, of course, not to do all
your stretching with your fourth finger.
You're gonna actually say, oh, okay, well,
I'm gonna not only stretch with my finger.
I'm gonna reach back with my first finger
and stretch here too, and
that's gonna make it.
A little bit more possible.
[MUSIC]
But I think
it's rare that you're ever really gonna
wanna use that so much, it's mostly about.
[MUSIC]
So
the, the unisons are pretty
self-explanatory in the fiddle world.
You're almost always gonna use those, with
an open string.
Seconds are fun.
They're usually as part of a transition to
another double stop.
If you go.
[MUSIC]
Right, this
[MUSIC]
They can be really beautiful if they're
used as going to something like that.
[MUSIC]
Or a minor second, right?
[MUSIC]
But
they're always kind of, on their way to
somewhere else.
Always those, seconds.
Sevenths are great.
[SOUND] [SOUND].
A couple of different ways to play
sevenths.
You can play them as I think we covered
this tritone idea where.
[MUSIC]
This very tight.
[SOUND] If we play a D seven for instance,
we could kinda play.
An F sharp.
[MUSIC]
And then the seventh of that D seven,
would be a C natural, right?
We'll put that on top.
[MUSIC]
We could resolve that D seven, too.
Wants to go.
Which wants to go to a G note, a G
[MUSIC]
All right so
you do that also seventh there's some
great seventh cords.
We wanna play an A seventh for instance we
can play A and
[INAUDIBLE] and then play ourself just a G
natural.
[MUSIC]
And that's a really rich great sound.
Resolving to a D chord.
Or, it wouldn't resolve at all.
You could just play it
[MUSIC].
Things like that.
So, I'm gonna use a bunch of sevenths, and
these seconds.
All these kind of moving, double stops in
Dark Hollow backup.
And we're gonna do that in just a second.
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